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By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Jun 30 2011

John Kallas  is visiting Nelson from Portland and doing a wild food slide presentation and book signing at the Vienna Cafe on Saturday, July 2, 3-5 pm. 

About the book, Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate

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By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

The West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby League is taking it to the track in the final bout of the regular season: the Carnival of Carnage.

Half of the profits from this double-header are being donated to West Kootenay Habitat for Humanity.

Castlegar's Dam City Rollers take on Nelson's Lumber Jackies, then Nelson's Killjoys take it to the track again Salmo's Babes of Brutality...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

Nelson novelist Mark Nykanen has two new books coming out under two different names with two different publishers – all within a three-week period this spring.

The first is Burn Down the Sky, a post-apocalyptic thriller published by HarperCollins. Using his pen name, James Jaros, Nykanen tells a tale set in North America in the latter part of this century...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 28 2011

The Grand Forks Public Library is coming to the Lake!

The board and staff of the Grand Forks and District Public Library are very excited to announce a new outreach service starting up Wednesday, Jul. 6 in Christina Lake.

The Grand Forks Public Library, Christina Lake Village and local Area C Director Grace McGregor partnered to make this new service possible. During this one –...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Jun 28 2011

Canada Day w/ Brian Rosen & The WhatNow, Drive If You Must

@ The Royal, Friday, July 1 at 7 pm

  • Just $10 at the door

Join in for a Canada Day Celebration like no other.

There’s a full line-up of some of Nelson's finest acts to keep you moving all night long. The night will feature...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday Jun 27 2011

Nelson’s premier arts festival is back for its 23rd year.

The Grand Opening will be held on July 22 with an extravaganza of music, sand-sculpting and chalk artists, in addition to the wonderful work on display in a large variety of downtown Nelson venues.

Running for six weeks until Sept. 2, Nelson’s ArtWalk offers area artists the opportunity to have their work viewed by more...

By Timothy Schafer On on Monday Jun 27 2011

A chance to be live at one of the best outdoor music festivals on the continent is up for grabs as the calendar heads into the Canada Day weekend.

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival — now in its 20th year (July 29-31) — has ignited the delight of a worldwide audience, with USA Today calling it one of the “Top 10 places to get in tune, be...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday Jun 26 2011

This week at The Royal on Baker.

Magic Bus with Dubconscious

Tuesday, June 28, show time 10 pm

It's a DJ smash up every Tuesday. This week the reggae vibes and hard beats of Dubconscious.  No cover.

Blue King Brown

Wednesday, June 29,...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday Jun 24 2011

Wood n Soo

@ The Spiritbar, Saturday, June 25, 10 p.m.

  • Only $5 at the door.

Known for their genre-defying mix tapes and four-turntable performances, DJs Wood ‘n’ Soo have proven time and again their ability to rock just about any crowd that’s put before them.

Since joining forces in 2004...

By Timothy Schafer On on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Take a trip through the past, do something good for the environment and add a classic touch to your wardrobe.

A one-day vintage sale this Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will get you to the promised land of hip, collecting together some of the most classic and sought after vintage and retro styles of clothing in the Kootenay.

The one-day sale of...